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Benjamin Helm Bristow Papers,1832-1896

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Title

Benjamin Helm Bristow Papers

Date

1832-1896

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Benjamin Helm Bristow Papers, 1832-1896, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

32 items

Scope and Content

Lawyer, railroad entrepreneur, Secretary of the Treasury, and Republican politician. Papers include seventeen letters, 1874-1876, written by Bristow to Edwin W. Stoughton containing his thoughts on the White League organization, on his position as Secretary of the Treasury, his efforts to break the "Whiskey Ring" frauds, and the Republican and Democratic parties. Other letters discuss politics, appointments to office, family matters, and speaking engagements. Card index in repository

Subjects

  • Babcock, Orville E., 1835-1884.
  • Belknap, William W. (William Worth), 1829-1890.
  • Cincinnati commercial gazette.
  • Conant, Charles F., Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.
  • Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901.
  • Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893.
  • Grant, U. S. (Ulysses S.), 1822-1885.
  • Hodge, George B. (George Baird), 1828-1892.
  • Hunt, William H. (William Henry), 1823-1884.
  • Internal revenue law-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • Kellogg, William Pitt, 1830-1918.
  • McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885.
  • Reconstruction-- Sources.
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854-)
  • Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888.
  • Stevenson, J.W. (John White), 1812-1886.
  • Stoughton, E.W. (Edwin Wallace), 1818-1882-- Correspondence.
  • Swayne, Wager, 1834-1902.
  • Trobriand, Regis de, 1816-1897.
  • United States.-- Dept. of the Treasury.
  • United States-- Politics and government-- 1865-1900-- Sources.
  • Whiskey frauds-- United States-- History-- Sources.
  • White League.

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